Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have been carrying my Glaser Designs Flaptop bag for two months to the day now, and it is wearing well. Regular readers may recall that Glaser, the custom leather luggage maker based in San Francisco, made me a small shoulder bag to use when I was out and about without enough pockets to hold my wallet, iPad and other accoutrements of modern life. That experiment was less than a complete success, as I frequently found myself needing a bag and unable to use the shoulder bag because it lacked a handle. After some months of discussion and outright begging on my part, Myron Glaser was kind enough to let me trade that bag for a new one that has both shoulder strap and handle so I can carry it while wearing a jacket without stressing out my jacket shoulders.
The Flaptop bag that replaced my original turned out to have enough padding to act as a computer bag, and that is where the serendipity came in. I was over-burdened with computer bag, camera bag and that shoulder bag when I travelled, but the Flaptop holds my Canon camera, iPad, headphone and various chargers, which has cut my load from three bags to two without adding any inconvenience. Wallet and reading glasses go in an outside zippered pocket. And the hand colored and hand grained finish is better looking than its predecessor's as well.
I could not be happier.